In the Community

Platypi Designs was located in Guelph, Ontario from October 2003 – April 2013. During that time, Platypi was involved with the community through volunteering, donating web services to NPOs, and various committee work. We continue to sponsor various events in Guelph annually.

We believe that it is important to give back to the community in which we live. Since arriving in Edmonton we have found various ways to get involved in our community.

Some examples of our volunteering efforts include:

Edmonton, Alberta

  • Great White North Triathlon, July 2018
  • ITU World Triathlon Edmonton, July 2018
  • St. Albert Chamber of Commerce membership committee member – 2017/2018
  • Educational seminar presenter on “Google Analytics 101” for Northern Alberta Business Incubator (NABI), May 2018
  • FX3 Fitness 24 hour Bike-a-thon for KidSport – 4 hours of cycling, May 2018
  • Leading Edge Physiotherapy RunWild Event Volunteer, May 2018
  • Rotary Club of Sherwood Park Kids Against Hunger meal packing event, April 2018
  • Educational seminar presenter on “Google Analytics 101” for St. Albert Chamber of Commerce Lunch and Learn, March 2018
  • Involved as a member of Fund It Forward in Sherwood Park for 2016
  • Rotary Club of Sherwood Park Stop Hunger Now meal packing event, May 2016 and 2017
  • Served as a committee member (2014/2015) for The Great Canadian Trade Fair and Sale with the Sherwood Park Chamber of Commerce
  • October 2013 Platypi was invited to be a panel speaker at a full day conference organized by Green Hectares
  • Served as the web site designer and web advisor for Help One Another Foundation Canada.

Guelph and area, Ontario

  • Continue to do annual web development as in-kind sponsorship for Taste of Guelph
  • Did annual web development as in-kind sponsorship for Black Tie Bingo, Got Duck and various other NPOs
  • Educational seminar presenter on “Art of Networking”, “Web sites 101” and “Marketing and Measuring” on an as needed basis with various organizations such as Company of Women, Guelph Wellington Business Enterprise Centre, Small Business Community Network, Waterloo Region Small Business Centre and Guelph Women in Business since 2006
  • Guelph Chamber of Commerce (GCC) board member, July 2007 – June 2011
  • Membership & Marketing committee member for GCC, 2005 – 2007 and 2009 – 2010
  • Co-chair of Guelph Chamber Ambassador committee with GCC, July 2007 – June 2012
  • Guelph Chamber Ambassador committee member, July 2012 – April 2013
  • Volunteer on selection committee for Guelph YMCA/YWCA Women of Distinction awards in 2008 and 2009
  • Taste of Guelph event committee member in 2007 and 2009